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[Bunbury, Cheshire] Dysart Arms

If you enjoyed the Dysert do try The Old Hall at Sandbach and The Hand and Trumpet at Wrinehill; both from the Brunning and Price Stable. The Old Hall is a beautifully restored building and there is a private dining room upstairs.

Apr 01, 2013
mrs.fraggle in U.K./Ireland

North of SanFrancisco

The Beachcomber 1400 Highway 101 South, Crescent City, CA 95531. Awesome parmesan crusted halibut and tangerine wheatbeer. Mixed reviews so get there early for the view. Good value lovely food don't be put off by the look of the place. Also mini chain of Black Bear diners good for lunch en route.

Aug 23, 2011
mrs.fraggle in California

Lots of sage! Looking for ideas.

I agree. Makes a nice soup with beans especially with ham or bacon.

Aug 23, 2011
mrs.fraggle in Home Cooking

Lots of sage! Looking for ideas.

-I throw it with the onions a minute before they are done

Aug 23, 2011
mrs.fraggle in Home Cooking

German Potato Dumpling

This is the best dumpling for sauerbraten or a pot roast of venison or creamed wild mushrooms. It's often called Serviettenknoedel because it can be boiled in a cloth.Mix 3 eggs with 1/8 litre of milk, salt and 80g melted butter. Cube 6 stale white rolls and soak in the mixture. Wrap in a buttered cloth and place in boiling water for for 45 mins. When done remove cloth and slice.

Aug 23, 2011
mrs.fraggle in Home Cooking

German Platter

Obatzta: 250g ripe camenbert, 75g softened butter, 1 small onion finely chopped or grated, paprika, pepper salt and 2 spoons of beer. mash cheese with a fork and mix in butter and seasoning. You can add chopped parsley or cumin.
You would serve this with large pretzels. Radi a long white root similar to Daikon is often served with cheese, bread and beer. It is sliced thinly and salted.

Aug 23, 2011
mrs.fraggle in Home Cooking

Lots of sage! Looking for ideas.

Serve gnocchi with zucchini fried in butter with sage and a little onion. Sprinkle with parmesan. Works with pasta too. Using a cocktail stick attach parma ham and a sage leaf to chicken turkey, pork or veal escalopes.Bake sage into cheese and onion scones.

Aug 23, 2011
mrs.fraggle in Home Cooking

[Little Budworth, Cheshire] Cabbage Hall

I was dreading eating here for my sister-in -law's birthday after reading Jay Rayner's review. It was a pleasant surprise once I'd got through the confusing array of menus. The lobster risotto was good and I enjoyed the duck. Don't be put off by Jay Rayner or the pretentious prose of the menu and website - the cooking is top notch.

Aug 13, 2011
mrs.fraggle in U.K./Ireland

[Bunbury, Cheshire] Dysart Arms

It is a safe bet and you can take your dog too.

Aug 13, 2011
mrs.fraggle in U.K./Ireland

[Congleton, Cheshire] L'Endroit

L'Endroit is a very good restaurant indeed. The goat's cheese starter is drizzled with warm honey and herbs and tastes devine. Do not think of this as a French restaurant but an excellent restaurant. The decor is warm and inviting as is the service. The roast leg of lamb is not the strongest dish on the menu which changes with the seasons. Scallops and fish are always good as is the rissotto and the game dishes are outstanding at the price. I think the first reviewer missed the point of L'Endroit and I marvel at the high standard of cooking given the reasonable prices and low number of staff - Chef patron, waitress and in the evenings a youngster to wash up! You can even buy the honey and preserves made in house. I am amazed the reviewer above chose not to comment on the amazing and exstensive wine list. The choice of desserts is limited but rest assured everything is great including the coffee. Lunch specials are good value often simple but to taste chicken and chips cooked by Eli Leconte is to taste simple honest perfection. L'Endroit is a safe bet amid the pretention of some other Cheshire establishments.

Aug 13, 2011
mrs.fraggle in U.K./Ireland

"Breakfast" around the world

Was that the Marco Polo? They had the most varied breakfast buffet ever - it was great and lovely coffee!

Jun 21, 2009
mrs.fraggle in General Topics

Fish and Chips - the best?

Les' Fish Bar in Crewe and in Nantwich.eat in it'sconsistently good with loyal loal following. In Chester try The Chip o' Dee in frodshyam Street.

Jun 18, 2009
mrs.fraggle in U.K./Ireland

Great Food in a scenic setting on PCH between LA and Monterey

Yes the deli near to the Sow's Ear in Cambria does great soup and sandwiches.

Jun 18, 2009
mrs.fraggle in California

California Roadtrip Restaurants

We vacation regularly in the the USA from the UK. American breakfasts are the highlight for my husband but the one we had at the Victorian Corner restaurant was very disappointing. Good Cinnamon rolls from a hole in the wall near Cannery Row with a coffee to go was a better choice.

Jun 18, 2009
mrs.fraggle in California

California Roadtrip Restaurants

I agree Nepenthe was awesome - patio lunch with fantastic view. i had goat cheese and nuts with a big glass of red much nicer than the burgers.

Jun 18, 2009
mrs.fraggle in California

San Simeon Suggestions

Have eaten at the Sow's Ear on two separate trips from the UK. Very good recommendation good food and service. We took our son both times and he was comfortable eating there although the bias is towards couples. There used to be a breakfast shack called Creekside which was run in the evenings as Creekside de Noche a basic Mexican but quite fun.

Jun 18, 2009
mrs.fraggle in California